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 Tuesday, Oct 21 
Interstate 75 back open after Madison Co. chemical spill (WKYT)
A chemical leaked out of a tanker truck on Interstate 75, sending a trooper to the hospital, and backing up traffic for hours.

 Tuesday, Oct 21 
Kentucky pension official: 'It's been a challenging start to the year' (Lexington Herald Leader)
Hedge funds and other alternative investments are the only assets presently gaining value for the Kentucky Retirement Systems, however controversial they might be otherwise.

 Tuesday, Oct 21 
Lexington firefighters train, develop plan for dealing with Ebola (Lexington Herald Leader)
Firefighters began training and making preparations for how they would respond to calls related to the Ebola virus if it were in Lexington.

 Tuesday, Oct 21 
CDC unveils new PPE guidance for Ebola (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy)
The CDC yesterday unveiled new personal protective equipment (PPE) recommendations for health workers who will be caring for Ebola patients, with the main change being no exposed skin. The guidance allows for two choices of respiratory protection.

 Tuesday, Oct 21 
EMT: Washington Co EMS, Springfield (Washington) Ky

 Tuesday, Oct 21 
EMT Basic: Mercy Regional EMS, Paducah (McCracken) KY

 Monday, Oct 20 
ACEP: Emergency Physicians need more resources to manage Ebola (EMS World)
Top priorities should be increased funding for ED disaster preparedness, increased training and supplies of PPE for all healthcare workers in emergency departments.

 Monday, Oct 20 
Louisville companies search for protective gear preparing for Ebola (WDRB)
Louisville healthcare workers are preparing for the possibility of treating an Ebola patient, but a nationwide shortage makes one tool they need to protect themselves from the virus hard to find.

 Monday, Oct 20 
Webinar: Ebola preparedness for Emergency Medical Services (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
ASPR and CDC staff will discuss the previously developed and distributed Detailed Emergency Medical Services Checklist for Ebola Preparedness, which highlights activities that EMS agencies and systems should consider to prepare for managing patients with Ebola and other infectious diseases.

 Sunday, Oct 19 
CDC to revise Ebola PPE protocol (EMS World)
Those caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas were left vulnerable because some of their skin was exposed.

 Sunday, Oct 19 
Louisville on guard for Ebola cases (Louisville Courier Journal)
Major hospital systems and ambulance crews in the Louisville area are on guard for potential cases of Ebola, though the Metro health department thinks it's unlikely sick patients will turn up there.

 Saturday, Oct 18 
Preparation pays off with transport of Ebola nurse (EMS World)
When an American Medical Response crew in Dallas was summoned Wednesday to transport Ebola-stricken nurse Amber Vinson on her way to Atlanta, they had every reason to remain calm.

 Friday, Oct 17 
Jury recommends 13 years in prison for man accused of spitting on EMS workers (WDRB)
A Louisville jury has recommended that a man convicted of spitting on EMS workers be sentenced to 13 years in prison.

 Friday, Oct 17 
Baptist Health names regional director for Emergency Medical Network (surfky)
Baptist Health recently named Jamey Locke regional director for the Emergency Medical Network at Baptist Health Paducah and Baptist Health Madisonville.

 Friday, Oct 17 
Seven tips for avoiding theft in your department (EMS World)
Theft in an agency does not just damage the reputation of a single department; the impact is felt across the industry.

 Friday, Oct 17 
Kentucky agency providing Ebola preparedness (WKYT)
No cases of Ebola have been reported in Kentucky, but the state Department for Public Health says it's working on several fronts to make sure hospitals, local health departments and other health providers are ready should any cases occur.

 Friday, Oct 17 
Ebola and Enterovirus Information (KBEMS)
The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services has dedicated a portion of its website to EMS Ebola Preparedness.

 Friday, Oct 17 
October Certificate of Need Newsletter (Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services)
The October edition of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Certificate of Need Newsletter.

 Thursday, Oct 16 
Are existing protocols enough for Ebola? (EMS World)
Medical procedures could have exposed caregivers to risks that don't occur at more basic clinics in Africa where protocols have largely worked.

 Thursday, Oct 16 
Facebook creates 'Safety Check' tool for disasters (WDRB)
Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters.

 Wednesday, Oct 15 
Lexington Fire Department taking proactive measures against Ebola (WKYT)
With the news of the healthcare worker, Nina Pham, contracting Ebola in Texas the virus is now on the minds of local healthcare workers. Lexington Fire and EMS are taking proactive measures against Ebola.

 Wednesday, Oct 15 
2nd Dallas worker tests positive for Ebola (WLKY)
A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola, the state's health department said Wednesday.

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